Reviewed by Casey B.
Continuing with her Shady Grove series, Beth Andrews gives us Small-Town Redemption—E.R. nurse Charlotte Ellison and bar owner Kane Bartasavich’s story. You met these intriguing characters in What Happens Between Friends Charlotte’s sister Sadie’s story. You might recall that Charlotte believed she would marry Sadie’s best friend James in that one. Only James didn’t think of her that way. He’d always loved Sadie. When Charlotte’s heart and pride was hurting, she pretty much threw herself at Kane. And that’s where this story begins. You’ll get to experience that part again if you haven’t read it before. Only Kane is honorable and he doesn’t take what’s offered. But honorable or not, he doesn’t handle the rejection well and Charlotte proceeds to keep to herself for a time as her pride is still stung. Then Kane ends up in her E.R. and their adventure begins!
Another emotional, small-town story from Beth Andrews! Interesting and full of surprises, this story has about all you could want in a romantic redemption story. Even the ending was handled well. You finally feel like Charlotte has matured and she and Kane might have a future. A definite must-read!
About the book…
E.R. nurse Charlotte Ellison has her life mapped out, including a happily-ever-after with the perfect man. Sure, that disastrous night with sexy badass Kane Bartasavich wasn’t in the plan. He’s the opposite of perfect, and forever isn’t in his vocabulary. What was she thinking? Still, she simply has to stay away from him and everything will be on track.
But avoidance is impossible when Kane lands in her E.R. All of Charlotte’s protective instincts come out when she sees him in pain. She knows firsthand getting involved with him is a bad deal. But this attraction might be too deep to ignore.
For Sadie Nixon, life is one big adventure with something new around the corner. And anytime she needs a break, she can always rely on James Montesano—the best guy she knows. This time when she arrives in Shady Grove, however, something is different. There’s a little extra between her and James that has them crossing the line of friendship into one steamy, no-holds-barred night.
Afterward, no matter how hard she tries, Sadie can’t erase the memories of James that way. He’s so hot, so tempting…. But his life is here and hers isn’t. She needs his friendship, but she doesn’t do commitment. So where does that leave them? Suddenly what happens between friends is more complicated than ever!
Lanie Heron isn’t looking for love-no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club . . .
For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She’s too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can’t say no. And he doesn’t regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that’s ever happened to him-in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that.
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Publication Date: 06/04/2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
About The Book…
Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos’ leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby’s thinking about much more than friendship . . .
Tabby is everything Shy’s ever wanted, but everything he thinks he can’t have. She’s beautiful, smart, and as his friend’s daughter, untouchable. Shy never expected more than friendship, so when Tabby indicates she wants more-much more–he feels like the luckiest man alive. But even lucky men can crash and burn . . .
- ISBN-13: 9781478924227
- On Sale Date: 06/25/2013
“Never be afraid of the darkness,” Daddy always told me. “Darkness is our friend. The shadows protect us.”
In this enthralling vampire novel, V.C. Andrews returns to the story of a beautiful girl desperate to escape her secret family legacy—bred to be a lure for unwitting victims of her father’s blood appetites. Determined to break free and embrace a life outside the shadows, Lorelei runs away from the only world she’s ever known. In a quiet rooming house, she finds refuge among the tenants of elderly Mrs. Winston, and the beginnings of a new love with Liam, her landlady’s handsome grandnephew. But Lorelei soon discovers that burying her past is not so easy: sinister nightmares torment her, and even her waking hours are plagued with the fear that at any moment, Daddy could destroy all she holds dear. Can a child of darkness ever truly feel safe in the light?
- Pocket Books
- October 2012
- 400 pages
- ISBN-10: 145165087